Stocks rose as investors hoped the testimony from former Comey will be less damaging to President Donald Trump than previously feared.
European markets closed mixed on Wednesday, as investors looked ahead to major political and economic events on Thursday.
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as markets cautiously awaited a trio of potential major risk events, including the U.K. election.
U.S. crude inventories rose by 3.3 million barrels in the week to May 26, compared with estimates for a 3.5 million barrel drop.
The euro fell more than half a percent on Wednesday after a report suggesting the ECB is preparing to cut its outlook for inflation.
Gold steadied near seven-month highs on Wednesday with sentiment still bullish due to a lower dollar.
U.S. government debt prices were slightly off on Wednesday, as investors pause ahead of an important election in the UK and an ECB meeting.
Futures pointed to a slightly higher open as investors prepare themselves for a deluge of news out of the political and economic spheres.
U.S. equities closed lower on Tuesday as Wall Street hedged bets ahead of key events slated for later this week.
U.S. government debt prices rose on Tuesday as investors digested key economic data and mulled over geopolitical tensions.
European markets closed lower on Tuesday as investors erred on the side of caution ahead of potentially market-moving events later in the week.
Asian markets traded mixed, following the softer close on Wall Street and as markets digested news of geopolitical tensions involving Qatar.
Oil prices turned higher after earlier falling on concerns about a diplomatic rift between Qatar and several Arab states.
The dollar fell to a more than six-week low against the yen, dipping below a key technical level.
Gold rose to its highest level in 7 weeks as weak economic data in the US reduced expectations of rapid U.S. interest rate rises this year.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday morning as traders reacted to escalating tensions in the Middle East.
U.S. equities closed slightly lower on Monday, but held near record levels, while shares of Apple declined on a rare downgrade.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Monday as investors digested fresh economic data.
European bourses closed mostly lower on Monday as investors digested fresh economic data.
Markets in Asia closed mostly lower following an attack in London at the weekend and as oil prices rose on diplomatic turmoil in the Middle East.